War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0006 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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then returned to Meadow Bluff for supplies, where he was joined by Brigadier-General Averell with the cavalry that had been previously detached and sent in the direction of Wytheville, at which place they encountered the enemy.

May 21.- Major-General Hunter, having arrived at Martinsburg, in obedience to orders from the war Department, assumed command of the department, relieving Major-General Sigel, who was assigned to the command of the troops along the line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, comprising the Reserve Division.

May 26.- Major-General Hunter, having joined the troops at Cedar Creek and completed his preparations, moved up the Valley.

May 30.- The troops with Brigadier-General Crook at Meadow Bluff, having been supplied, moved from that place toward Staunton, VA.

Second Separate Brigade, commanded by Colonel Nathan Wilkinson, Sixth West Virginia Infantry.


May 1.- Companies A and G arrived at new Creek by rail from Clarksburg, a distance of 100 miles.

May 25.- Company L, detachments at Great Cacapon and Rockwell's Run were relieved by the One hundred and fifty-third Ohio National Guards and order to Rowlesburg for duty; 121 miles. company I, detachments at Little Cacapon and South Branch were relieved by the One hundred and fifty-third Ohio National Guards and ordered to proceed to Fort Pendleton, Md., about twelve miles off the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Oakland, Md., distant about seventy-six miles from the other stations.

May 26.- Company K, detachments stationed at Sir John's Run and Alpine Station, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, were relieved by the One hundred and fifty-third Ohio Railroad Guards and moved thence by rail to New Creek, about seventy-one miles; twelve men of the company stationed at Youghiogheny bridge, near Oakland, Md.

May 27.- Company B moved by rail from Paw Paw, W. Va., and Numbers 12 Water Station, to Clarksburg, about 150 miles, having been relieved by the One hundred and fifty-third Ohio National Guards.

May 28.- Fourteen men of Company O were ordered to relieve the detachment of Company K stationed at Youghioheny bridge; squad of Company K to join company at New Creek, W. Va.

May 31.- Company K ordered to move by rail from New Creek to Altamont, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, a distance of twenty-two miles. Company D, detachments in five block-house near Bridgeport, Clarksburg, and Cherry Camp, on the Northwestern Virginia Railroad; headquarters at Clarksburg. Company H, detachment in eleven block-house situated near Cornwallis, Toll-Gate, West Union, and Smithton, on the Northwestern Virginia Railroad; headquarters at Cornwalis. Company E at Cumberland; Company F at Rowlesburg, Company N at Grafton, and Company P at Wheeling, W. Va., guarding the military prison.


The regiment has been very actively engaged in scouting through the counties of Randolph, Tucker, Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Braxton, Highland, Pendleton, and Webster, W. Va.; in now in an efficient condition for service.